Guitar win for lucky Josh

Rock On: Tony Rodgers of The Music Shop in Matlock presents competition winner Joshua Young, nine, of Matlock with his prize.
Rock On: Tony Rodgers of The Music Shop in Matlock presents competition winner Joshua Young, nine, of Matlock with his prize.

NINE-YEAR-OLD Joshua Young was all smiles as he was presented with his prize guitar.

Lucky Josh, of Matlock, was the winner of the competition run by the Mercury and Matlock Music Shop in Dale Road.

Tony Rodgers of the shop, generously donated the AZL Badwater series guitar which retails for around £100.

The contemporary looking electric guitar has a distressed and a ‘blue crackle’ finish and Tony said it was a very popular choice for younger customers.

Josh, a pupil at St Joseph’s School in Matlock said he has been playing the guitar for a while and was delighted to win the top prize.

He added: “It’s really good.

“I was very happy to win.”

Josh has already perfected playing James Bond theme tunes on his early Christmas present and is now learning classical pieces too.